Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Club Ska 67
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop
Hard to believe this is out of print
Art | 11/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I guess it's just not worth it for big multi-national corporations to keep classic, historic albums like this in print anymore. This was one of the original ska compilation albums, and contains a nice collection of all-time classics ("Guns of Navarone", "Shanty Town", etc) with less well-known numbers ("Copacetic", "Pied Piper", etc.). Back in the day, this was one of the essential albums for any fan of old-time ska, but I guess Island (or whoever owns this album now) have conceded the market to Trojan, and fans are left to pick through inferior "ska" compilations that are usually half reggae. If you see a copy of this at your local used record store, don't think twice about picking it up."
The Ruling Sounds of Ska and Rudeboy
Michael Sean | Seattle, WA - US | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Culled from the heydey of Jamaican ska, this disc lines up a baker's dozen of popular favorites. Many of these chart-toppers appear on other ska albums, but this compilation is a good primer to the genre. There's Desmond Dekker's first hit, "007 (Shanty Town)," the wonderful "Rub Up, Push Up" by Justin Hines, Rita Marley singing "Pied Piper," the blazing "Guns of Navarone" by the Skatalites, and Delroy Wilson's outstanding "Dancing Mood," which rivals some of Bob Marley's lovelier numbers. As with many collections of original ska, quite a few of the tracks are taken right off the remaining vinyl singles. The audio limitations don't hamper the music's infectious grooves, however, and this CD will liven up your party nicely."
Pieter | Johannesburg | 02/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Club Ska is a joy to listen to as it contains some of the early gems of Jamaican music from a time before the island's music became internationally popular. All the tracks were recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, from 1964 to 1967. Guns of Navarone by The Skatalites and Phoenix City by Roland Alphonso are mostly instrumental with some shouted vocals, while Desmond Dekker's Shanty Town is lyrical and soulful. It's lively, raw music and while Justin Hines' Rub Up, Push Up is quite rude, Delroy Wilson's Dancing Mood is soulful and sensitive. On an album of classics, I think my favourite is Rita Marley's lilting and swaying Pied Piper. According to the sleeve notes, the songs were selected for their popularity on the London club scene. Club Ska 67 amply rewards the listener with its happy music and chugging rhytms."